Margaret L Hardek

Fashion Product

DELIVERANCE

Explores multiple potential realities of a distant future where humankind has developed genome-editing technologies beyond their fullest extent. The project finds its origin in recent developments with CRISPR/Cas9, a genome-editing technology, and speculates on the prospective impacts the technology will bring to humanity.
Deliverance comes into the modern day through a series of functional sculptures crafted through a range of techniques including leather working, digital rendering and printing, as well as metal smithing. An emphasis was placed on utilizing the 3D rendering software Rhinoceros to design, iterate, and produce as a way to mirror the use of the rapidly advancing genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9
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TMC1:

Head-Wear

DUX4:
Arm-Wear

NOX4:
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The
DUX4 gene is responsible for causing Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy. Currently, DUX4 is one of the genes being trialed with CRISPR/Cas9 in patient cells as a potential cure for inherited diseases.

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NOX4 Bags


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“We must ask what the impact of these changes will be upon society and vice versa-for there is an interaction between science and society. The prospect is awesome in its potential for Deliverance or, equally, for Disaster.”
~Robert Sinsheimer


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NOX4 is a gene that when expressed incorrectly may cause the development of some cancers. NOX4 is one of the genes currently being studied in experimentation with CRISPR/Cas9 cures.
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COL7A1
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The
COL7A1 gene is responsible for causing Dysphoric Epidermolysis. Currently, COL7A1 is one of the genes being trialed with CRISPR/Cas9 in patient cells as a potential cure for inherited diseases.
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TMC1:
Head-Wear

DUX4:
Arm-Wear









































The
TMC1 gene is responsible for causing some kinds of hearing loss. Currently, TMC1 is one of the genes being trialed with CRISPR/Cas9 in patient cells as a potential cure for inherited diseases.
Image: NOX4 Bags

Bio

Margaret Lucille Hardek is a New York based fashion designer from Chicago, who specializes in fashion product and Rhinoceros 3D.